After we crafted our crepe paper orchid for this month’s Member Make, our designer Krista felt inspired to make this pretty plant out of a different material. The more you create, the more you will find yourself inspired and trying new things. So today we are showing you our first felt orchid plant!
This flower is right in between a beginner project and an intermediate project. What makes it a little more tricky is attaching all of the wires. So if you are more of a beginner when it comes to working with floral tape, you may want to try our felt California poppies or our felt hibiscus flower instead. That being said, if you want to try it out, go for it! And if you have any questions at all, we are here to help.
Bring More Joy Into Your Home
Orchids are a delicate and graceful flower that look gorgeous in entryways, on dining room tables, and on kitchen or bathroom countertops. What we love about pink orchids is that they are a symbol of femininity, grace, and joy. So, every time you look at the felt orchid you’ve created, you can be reminded of these amazing attributes! It’s like a positive affirmation — only visual.
When crafting our felt orchid, we chose two pink shades with purplish undertones. You can choose the same colors or try white or purple instead. Whatever you decide, you will want to pick a high-quality felt for your orchid plant. Once you have your felt, you can cut it by hand with our template. Or, you can use our SVG file if you have a Cricut Maker.
When you’re finished, let us know where you decided to place your felt orchid. And don’t forget to tag any photos you post with #MadeWithLia! Happy crafting!
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- Cricut Maker (optional)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt –Sweet Pea, Water Lily and Juniper
- Paint Pens —Uni Posca PC-3m in Yellow, Fuchsia, and Light Orange
- 18-Gauge Green Paper-Covered Wire
- Green Floral Tape – Lia Griffith Moss
- Clear Fixative Spray
- Small Plant Pot and Foam (to fit)
- Decorative Stones or Moss
How to Make a Felt Orchid
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
- Cut out your felt pieces according to the pattern, using scissors or a Cricut Maker. Our felt orchid plant has 4 flowers, 2 large buds, 1 small bud, and 3 leaves.
- Color the center piece of the orchid with a yellow paint pen. Color the edges of the yellow with an orange pen. Stipple dots going outward with a fuchsia pen. Press out any excess ink onto a scrap piece of paper between steps. Let dry.
- Bend the end of an 18-gauge floral wire into a small coil.
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